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Tableau 10.0 Best Practices by Jenny Zhang

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Chapter 3.  Calculation/Parameter

In the previous chapter, we talked about how to blend data from different data sources using data blending. After blending different data sources together, we want to create calculations for data analytics. In this chapter, we will talk about the advanced use cases of calculations and parameters.

In this chapter, we will cover the following:

  • Table calculations
  • LOD calculations
  • Date calculations
  • String calculations
  • Count
  • Custom total
  • Dynamic parameter

Table calculations

It is critical to master the use of table calculations to become a Tableau master. Now let's go deep into every aspect you need to know about table calculations.

Overview

Table calculations are calculations that are computed using the values in the entire ...

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